Bristol City Council is pioneering projects to generate renewable energy, insulate people’s homes and set up a municipal energy company.
How to cut the carbon footprint of a city’s housing stock
A third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions result from the heating and lighting of our homes so reducing domestic energy demand is absolutely critical if we are going to meet these stretching targets. This module looks at Bristol City Council’s Warm Up Bristol scheme as an example of how to cut emissions from residential building stock.
How to promote renewable energy generation
By the end of this decade, Bristol’s aspiration is to become the UK’s first city for sustainable energy, leading the way in low carbon energy and renewables, smart energy efficiency and affordable warmth. This module explains how Bristol City Council is boosting the amount of renewable energy it produces.
How to use district heating to lower the carbon footprint of a city
Heating currently accounts for more than a third of the UK's GHG emissions. In Bristol, heat networks are expected to play an important role in lowering the city's carbon footprint.